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By Jerry Bird


Dorset’s mineral industries are, for the most part, a relatively obscure part of the county’s heritage compared with those of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

This may soon change, however, as a fascinating new museum has just opened on the Isle of Purbeck, adjacent to the...

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Dorchester residents are to be consulted in a postal questionnaire on the town’s controversial new proposed one-way system following a massive protest by local families.

The deadline for comments on the scheme – originally set at November 18 – has also been extended to December 20.

More than...

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Plans to relocate Dorchester Community Church to a new site in Trinity Street car park are moving forward.

West Dorset District Council is working with the Community Church to provide a new, purpose-built church in Trinity Street.

Once built, West Dorset District Council and the Community Church will carry out a land swap so the...

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Work is due to start before Christmas on a new church for Crossways – the fastest growing village in West Dorset, with a population of 2,500, and another 1,000 homes expected to be built in the next 10 years.

Crossways-school-high-resIt is hoped work will start on laying...

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Tributes have poured in after the sudden death of Peter Legg, a prominent town businessman and chairman of Dorchester Business Improvement District (BID).

peterlegg_high-resMr Legg, 60, died in hospital after suffering a heart attack. He leaves a wife, Alison, and daughter, Zoe.

Mr Legg was elected...

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Members of the public are being asked to give their opinions on plans for a new one-way traffic system in Dorchester.


The aim of the plan is to improve air quality, enhance the environment of the town centre and protect its historic buildings.

The first phase of the...

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